Being a short girl (um, hello 5’3″!) I have never been able to easily find pants that fit. Before I started losing weight about two years ago the problem was two-fold: they didn’t fit around the waist and they extended past my feet, even when I bought the “short” or “petite” sizes. Then, I started losing weight and I became happier with the sizes I was starting to fit into at different stores where I shopped. However, length obviously continued to be a problem.
Mostly I have learned to just live with walking on the ends of my pants (when I am able to find short and petite sizes they aren’t too long past my shoes) and watch my beloved jeans fray away around my shoes. Recently, however, I found a pair of jeans at Old Navy on clearance in my size, but unfortunately they were “regulars” and not “short,” meaning they would not fit me. But they are only $3.50, I thought! So I bought them, knowing they would be too long. Luckily, a few days later my brother let me in on a secret: his friend’s mom is a seamstress and can hem pants at $5 a pop! WHOOO HOO!
I took her three pairs of jeans a few days ago and got them back today. They fit great! For once in my life I have pants that fit both ways… length and width! It is a weird feeling, but awesome. And the best part is I got a $30 pair of Old Navy jeans for only $8.50 after having them altered. Stacy and Clinton would be so proud!
If I don’t clean up the way I’ve been eating, though, they may not fit in the width department much longer. I’ve been so unmotivated to do any of the small steps it takes to maintain all the progress I’ve made, but at the same time I don’t want to start gaining. If anything I am hoping to still lose a few more pounds! I need to stop with the excuses and start with the exercising and meal planning.